What Does it Cost to Install New Light Fixtures?

12 Apr 2022 Electrical Services

If you are considering updating various light fixtures throughout your home, you have likely wondered what this project would cost. Since every installation project is unique, it is impossible to provide a fixed price quote for new light fixtures. As a leading provider of commercial and residential electrical services, Blue Crest Electric knows that the final price for these projects will vary based on several factors. That is why they have compiled a list of these factors to help you get a better understanding of what it costs to install new light fixtures in your home.

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3 Factors to Consider for Your Light Fixture Installation

The total price for installing a light fixture will vary based on the following factors:

1. The Location/Room

The room(s) you will be installing new light fixtures in will have a significant impact on the final price as some rooms feature more obstacles, complex wiring, or other considerations. For example, it is often easier to install a new light fixture in the living room or a bedroom than it is to install one in a bathroom or kitchen. Light fixtures will also need to be rated for use in bathrooms and kitchens due to the higher moisture content in these rooms, further adding to the price. If you are installing a light fixture in an area that did not have one before, you will need a licensed electrician to install junction boxes, wiring, and switches, increasing labour and material costs.

2. The Type of Fixture

With a variety of sizes, designs, and configurations available, light fixtures have a wide price range. Types of light fixtures include track lighting, wall-mounted lights, light bars, pendant lights, recessed lights, and chandeliers. In addition to their aesthetic differences and varying purchase costs, certain fixtures will require additional time and labour to install properly. For example, a set of recessed light fixtures will take longer to install than a single pendant light.

3. The Wiring in Your Home

If you own an old home with severely outdated or damaged wiring, you will need to have additional work performed before installing new light fixtures. For example, if your home features aluminum wiring or an outdated electrical panel, these elements will need to be replaced to ensure that your light fixtures run safely and perform properly.

To learn more about their electrical solutions or to discuss the details of your electrical project, get in touch with the team at Blue Crest Electric. They can be reached through their online contact forms and will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding their services.